Conway's Irish Ale | Great Lakes Brewing Co.

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Conway's Irish AleConway's Irish Ale
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Conway's Irish AleConway's Irish Ale

Brewed by:
Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Ohio, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by chilidog on 07-28-2002

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Ratings: 1,558 |  Reviews: 512
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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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1.5/5  rDev -60.4%

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3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a perfect pint.

3.5 A: Clear orange amber color. One and a half fingers of frothy off-white head. Retention is average and a short ring of lacing is left.

3.5 S: Fairly dry with a solid toastiness. Grainy, clean, and a dollop of caramel.

3.5 T: Plentiful toastiness with a slight nuttiness. Light toffee and caramel. Grainy malts. Light sweetness. Tasty.

3.5 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Super smooth with a light creaminess.

4.0 D: This is a thoroughly solid beer that goes down far too easily. Though I can't say I'm really that impressed with any one aspect of this beer, I'm really sad that I only have one. I would do horrible things for a couple more right now. Love the toast.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

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4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a six for around eight bucks. Pours a nice deep copper color with good thick sticky cream colored head. Smell is biscuity malt. Smells really good. Taste is also biscuity malt, deep and rich. Slight alcohol on the finish, but not enough to get in the way. A really good, malty substantial brew. If only all Irish Ales were this deep and flavorful. One of the few good things to ever come out of the state of Ohio!

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Clear, fairly dark, seductive. A little browner than red. Nice tan head, quickly fading.
S - The aroma is slightly sweet, malty, toasted. Some light hop bitterness in the background. Not very strong though.
T - Yes, the taste shines on this beer though. The malts they are using are so toasty. Like warm and crusty bread. After that comes the malt sweetness, toffee, light caramel. At the end there is the bitterness from the hops. The beer is light and drinkable, yet has a very nice malt taste.
M - Medium mouthfeel, very fine carbonation, I do wish this had just a bit more body and less carbonation.
O - I've had this in previous years and thought it was better? But still very good. A nice malty, drinkable Irish Ale. It showcacses Great Lakes base malt perhaps better than any of their other beers.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.07/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First on draft. Thanks Amanda!

Pours a on orangish red color.

smell is about what an Irish red should be. Slightly roasted malts, no real hops. smells drinkable.

The taste is really about exactly what an Irish Red should be. Malt driven, not too balanced.

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful dark color for this beer. The flavor is very malt centered but still well balanced. It lets the malts give off a nice sweetness with the hops it balances out nicely. Pours a nice two finger head with good retention but not much for lacing. It's not my favorite brew from Great Lakes but I get it every year when it comes around.

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3.45/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured a nice amber red, 1 inch foam

S - Malt and a little smoked or toasty and sweet

T - A bit on the sweet side tasts and smell are similar

M - Good, easy or mid

O - I liked the beer just alittle on the sweet side for my taste but overall good beer

Serving type: bottle

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Conway's Irish Ale from Great Lakes Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 1,558 ratings